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How Cold Is It?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Remember when we took your comments on how hot it was? Well now it's Jack Frost's turn. Complete the sentence: "It's so cold that..." Comment below!
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Comments [67]

Gary from Riverdale, NY

It's so cold it feels like Alaska and I can see Russia from my house!

Jan. 15 2009 02:33 PM
Steve Holton from Ossining, NY

It's so cold we've frozen our assets off.

It's so cold the Bush Administration will be frozen in place until Spring.

Jan. 15 2009 02:18 PM
roses

It's so cold that my contact lenses cracked.

Jan. 15 2009 02:09 PM
John from Jersey City, NJ

answer to Jeff (number 6) — 8 degrees would be twice as cold. i think.

comment to Robert (number 9) — 40 degrees would be twice as WARM, and barbecue weather.

Jan. 15 2009 12:52 PM
Brian from Bed/Sty

It's so cold I took the day off, and I work at home

Jan. 15 2009 12:51 PM
janet presley from larchmont, NY

It's so cold, the goose feathers in my down jacket have flown south for the winter.

Jan. 15 2009 12:10 PM
Ron Raphael from Flatiron district, Manhattan, NYC

It is so cold that we can appreciate a burning Bush

Jan. 15 2009 12:08 PM
Bob Acker from NYC

you can only divide, multiply or give multiples of Kelvin (absolute Celsius) or Rankine (absolute Fahrenheit) Temperatures:

20 degrees Fahrenheit = 266 kelvin
twice as cold is half that, so:
133 kelvin = -219 degrees Fahrenheit

as to Anchorage:
45 degrees Fahrenheit = 280 kelvin
so they are 280/266 or 5.3% warmer than us

Jan. 15 2009 12:04 PM
Cesar from Upper East Side

It's so cold my frostbite has lockjaw!

Jan. 15 2009 12:01 PM
annika from astoria

It's so cold all the hiring freezes are excusable... almost.

Jan. 15 2009 12:00 PM
Matt from Milwaukee

It's so cold your momma is fat and very happy about it! Thanks for reading my comment--an old friend of mine contacted me when she heard "Matt in Milwaukee." You're like Facebook!

Jan. 15 2009 11:59 AM
Diane from Long Island

googled the temp in anchorage and it is 45.6 degrees!

Jan. 15 2009 11:59 AM
Brian from Bed/Sty

...my false teeth are chattering in the glass

Jan. 15 2009 11:59 AM
John Weiss from NY, NY

BTW - It's 26 F in Fairbanks, AK, more inward and away from the coast.

But, that's the counterintuitive effects of the motion of the jet-stream.

Jan. 15 2009 11:59 AM
Manuel Macarrulla from Brooklyn, New York

It's so cold the Canadian geese are migrating to northern Alaska.

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Cesar from Upper East Side

It's so cold that the financial bailout froze.

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
John Celardo from Fanwood, NJ

It's so cold that W is going nucular!

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Dubya from soho

it's so cold, I froze writing th..

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
E from NYC

It's so cold that you're dedicating a segment on how cold it is in New York City!

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Erika from Brooklyn

So Cold Sarah Palin's Moose is wearing her.

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Steve from Manhattan

Its so cold my cold has a cold

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Cesar from Upper East Side

It's so cold that Santa is going to swear in Obama on Inauguration Day.

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Pung from NY

It's so cold, I don't care how cold it is anywhere else!

Jan. 15 2009 11:58 AM
Maxine from fargo

so cold I slept with my Uggs on

Jan. 15 2009 11:57 AM
John Weiss from NY, NY

It's so cold it's warmer in Anchorage.

(Seriously - 45 F in Anchorage and 27 F in Fairbanks. Ah, the puzzling effects of the motion of the jet stream!)

Jan. 15 2009 11:57 AM
Danny Gonzalez from UES

It's so cold... that you let CM get away with telling us that there's 'no movement' on 30% CC rates and you didn't even ask what was blocking it....

Jan. 15 2009 11:57 AM
Celia from Morristown, NJ

It's so cold, I saw a chicken crossing the road with a capon. (It's an old one!)

Jan. 15 2009 11:56 AM
Tabitha from Brooklyn, NY

It's so cold ice feels warm.

Jan. 15 2009 11:56 AM
Joshua from valley cottage

It is so cold that not even Florida Gators could warm us up!

Jan. 15 2009 11:56 AM
Steven from New York

It's so cold, we're turning to Dick Cheney's heart for warmth.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
Ken from Soho

It's so cold I haven't gone out yet to see how cold it is.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
superf88

...that i'm turning my radio to bloomberg radio from wnyc just because I feel warmer going from 820 to 1130!

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
Jonathan from Lower East Side

it's so cold i've been opening the refrigerator door to warm up.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
Bryan from Long Island

It's so cold, Brian Lehrer has to compare NY to places like Siberia and Alaska to make us feel better.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
Sonam from Bayside

It's so cold, not only do I have to pick my dog's poop but pick it's pee too.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
Sally from Jersey City

It's so cold Hillary Clinton is leaving the state.

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
alan from Downtown

it's so cold my dog is hiding under the bed

Jan. 15 2009 11:55 AM
sophia from Brooklyn

It's so cold that I can't wait for the next solar cycle to start. There have not been any sun spots for the past couple of months...

Jan. 15 2009 11:54 AM
Nancy from Manhattan

It's so cold that Bernie Madoff is mailing icycle necklaces to his relatives and telling them they're jewels.

Jan. 15 2009 11:54 AM
Dubya from soho

its so cold, I'm glad to be at work.

Jan. 15 2009 11:54 AM
Beth Saidel from New York City

it's so cold that if my overly-bundled kid falls, he won't get up!

Jan. 15 2009 11:54 AM
John from Jersey City

It's so cold that they had to use the "thaw" function on Dick Cheney's Super Shredder.

Jan. 15 2009 11:54 AM
Kyle T from Brooklyn

It's so cold, I'm keeping the beer outside!

Jan. 15 2009 11:53 AM
Thaylin from NYC Manhattan

It's so cold I've got teethsicles.

Jan. 15 2009 11:53 AM
Ben Whitfield from Bushwick, Brooklyn

its so cold the celebutantes and socialites are all wearing underwear!

Jan. 15 2009 11:53 AM
Alvin from Manhattan

(Old Dick Cavett joke): Shakespeare in the Park is doing a topless version of Macbeth, and the three witches can tell you how cold it is.

Jan. 15 2009 11:53 AM
lucy from brooklyn

it's so cold i have to thaw my eyes in order to see again when i go in-doors.

Jan. 15 2009 11:53 AM
Owen from Rochester

Not as cold as it is in Rochester.

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
MMN from Midtown Manhattan

It's so cold my kid actually puts a hat on when I tell him to

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
Allen

Its _warmer_ in Anchorage right now! 46F

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
Rich from Washington, D.C.

Its so cold you spit hail!

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
Joe

Cold?!?! Ha! NYers have never felt bitter cold. I'm from the upper midwest and it is brutal here, -10 with a wind chill of -58.

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
Greg Pratt from East Rutherford, NJ

...I just saw Ted Haggard hugging a go-go boy for warmth (but he's still straight, right?)

Jan. 15 2009 11:52 AM
Ian from Brooklyn

It's so cold I am actually getting hot.

Jan. 15 2009 11:51 AM
Ellen from Williamsburg

...it's always cool in Williamsburg.

Jan. 15 2009 11:51 AM
lucy from brooklyn

it's so cold that i have to thaw my eyes to see again when i walk indoors.

Jan. 15 2009 11:51 AM
Lisa from Brooklyn

It's so cold I want to spring break in Alaska.

Jan. 15 2009 11:51 AM
ISAAC from Jersey City

It's so cold that I'm changing my name from Isaac to Icicle...

Jan. 15 2009 11:50 AM
Robert from NYC

Gee Jeff #6 would that be 40 degrees?

It's so cold that I'm cold.

Jan. 15 2009 11:49 AM
Rick from Manhattan

It's so cold that Metro-North thinks its the Long Island Railway.

Jan. 15 2009 11:41 AM
Matt from Milwaukee

It's so cold, you'd think you were in Milwaukee. Wait, I AM in Milwaukee. It's -9 degrees here! At 18 degrees I'd pull out the barbecue. Go outside and play, people!

Jan. 15 2009 11:20 AM
jeff leman from Mountain lakes, NJ

A riddle about the cold-

It's 20 degrees outside right now but I hear it will be twice as cold tomorrow. How cold will it be tomorrow?

Jan. 15 2009 11:10 AM
kevin Cyr from Williamsburg, brooklyn

It's so cold, I've closed my window for the first time this winter. My landlord finally has the heat just right.

Jan. 15 2009 11:04 AM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

It's so cold WNYC is inviting people to comment on how cold it is!

Jan. 15 2009 11:03 AM
Michael from Brooklyn

It's so cold that some weather stations are reporting the temperature in the kelvin scale!

Jan. 15 2009 11:03 AM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

It's so cold, Bush administration staffers are burning pre-war intelligence files to keep warm.

Jan. 15 2009 10:50 AM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

It's so cold Al Gore is redoing his Powerpoint presentation.

Jan. 15 2009 10:42 AM

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